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Guiding Light-related news from 2000
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2000 that focus on Guiding Light or past and present GL performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


To access articles from other years or to review articles with similar themes, please see the News Archive links below this text to access a specific year. Or to view a listing of all years for which news stories are available, simply click here.

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January 2000
According to GL's website, legendary GL casting director, Betty Rea died in Los Angeles December 23rd. The 82 year old Soap Opera Hall of Fame Inductee's cause of death was listed as respiratory failure.
Grant Aleksander
April 2000
Rumors swirled. Fan sites popped up. Now comes the official word: Grant Aleksander (Phillip) has reached an agreement to remain on Guiding Light.
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April 2000
GL's Exec. Producer Paul Rauch is considering a return to some long-ago Springfield residents. He tells SOD, "we are considering bringing Alexandra (Spaulding) back." Longtime GL fans will recall that the role, originated by Beverlee McKinsey was last played by Marj Dusay, who bolted less than a month after her return in 1998 to Pine Valley and All My Children!
Beth Ehlers
April 2000
Amid the controversy over whether or not Beth Ehlers (Harley) was going to re-sign with Guiding Light, another situation arose.
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April 2000
Well, I finally did it! After 6 months of anxious anticipation, I visited the Guiding Light studios on April 28th. While there were only 4 of us on the tour, I'd like to take you all through the day, and how this fan viewed seeing the "behind the scenes" of her favorite show.
Beth Ehlers
May 2000
Good news for fans of Guiding Light: Beth Ehlers has re-signed her contract with the show and she will not be leaving.
Claire Labine
May 2000
By summer's end, Guiding Light will find its fate resting squarely on the shoulders on an eight-time Emmy winner.
Maeve Kinkead
June 2000
Actress Maeve Kinkead (Vanessa Reardon), has announced her decision to depart Guiding Light. Her last airdate will be Wednesday, July 5; the role will not be recast.
Claire Labine
June 2000
Effective immediately, soap vet Claire Labine will assume the reigns of Guiding Light's writing team.
Hunt Block
July 2000
Hunt Block (ex-Ben Warren, GL) finds himself in the unusual situation of setting up shop on a third soap opera in less than a year. He's been cast as Craig Montgomery.
Kurt McKinney
August 2000
For the past several months, Guiding Light fans have wondered about the fate of Kurt McKinney (Matt Reardon). Now, the speculation can come to and end: the actor has been let go.
Rachel Minor
August 2000
According to the New York Daily News, Guiding Light vet Rachel Miner's marriage to former Home Alone star, Macaulay Culkin, has ended.
Patti D'Arbanville
September 2000
The Labine Era at Guiding Light continues with more shakeups. The latest dismissal comes as Patti D'Arbanville has been let go.
Joie Lenz
September 2000
It's still a relatively rare occurrence in daytime television, but occasionally an actor or actress lands two totally different parts on the same soap opera. Joie Lenz is one of the most recent performers to have made the leap.
Anthony Addabbo
October 2000
It's become a war of words, of sorts, between recently axed Anthony Addabbo and Guiding Light executives. The subject of their disagreement is, as you may expect, Addabbo's firing.
Saundra Santiago
November 2000
Guiding Light's resident mob mom is back. That's right, Carmen (played by Saundra Santiago) is making her return to Springfield --- just in time to throw a wrench into Danny and Michelle's reunion.
Claire Labine
November 2000
In a statement released this week, Procter & Gamble Productions revealed that Guiding Light's new writing team has been disassembled.
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November 2000
Daytime's longest running program may be coming to an end --- if you believe the rumors that are circulating.
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November 2000
CBS has finally broken its silence on the swirling rumors that Guiding Light is being cancelled.
Claire Labine
November 2000
Stop the presses --- there's been yet another change to the writing staff at Guiding Light. In a remarkable twist mimicking the current Presidential Election process, Procter & Gamble Productions has announced that Claire Labine will remain head writer of Guiding Light.
Anthony Addabbo
December 2000
The subject of Anthony Addabbo's departure from Guiding Light has been a hot topic for several months. Now, it looks like the actor's final scenes will be just as hot --- literally.
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